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Every public authority is required to adopt and maintain a publication scheme setting out the classes of information it holds and the manner in which it intends to publish the information. The purpose of a scheme is to ensure a significant amount of information is available, without the need for a specific request. Schemes are intended to encourage organisations to publish more information proactively and to develop a greater culture of openness.

Who we are and what we do

Organisational information, locations and contacts, constitutional and legal governance.

Council constitution

The council constitution sets out how we operate and how decisions are made.

Read our constitution


Information about local councillors including their places on committees and declarations of interest.

Learn more about your councillors

Standards committee

The standards committee promotes and maintains high standards of conduct by members and monitors the operation of the council's Statutory Code of Conduct for Members.

Find out about the standards committee

Senior management structure

Information about the Chief Executive, Corporate Directors and Heads of Service.

View our senior management structure chart (pdf)

Sustainable community strategy

The Sustainable Community Strategy was developed by the Luton Forum bringing together partners from the public, private, and voluntary and community sectors to set out a long term plan for the town.

View our sustainable community strategy (pdf)

What we spend and how we spend it

Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, tendering, procurement and contracts.

Statement of accounts

We produce an annual set of accounts prepared in line with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

View our annual accounts

Council spend

Quarterly reports giving detail of all our spending over £250

View our monthly reports

Temporary accommodation

Trade union facility time

We recognise Unison, GMB and Unite for collective bargaining purposes.

As at January 2015 we recognise 21 general, learning and health and safety representatives in total from the three Trade Unions.

We provide 100% facility time for four trade union posts. Two of these posts are mainly funded from the maintained schools ‘ budgets. The schools choose to de-delegate funding to cover trade union facility time as a way of ensuring availability of representation for the schools support staff who are trade union members. Our annual spending on Trade Unions in 2014 was £85,932.

The percentage of our total pay bill spent on unions in 2014 is 0.08%.

Parking – Annual Account and Parking Spaces

Pay policy statement

The pay policy statement gives details of the pay and reward for members of staff.

View our pay policy statement

Independent panel on councillors’ remuneration

Local authorities are required, by law, to make a scheme of allowances for their elected members and to establish and maintain an independent remuneration panel to make recommendations about the scheme and the amounts to be paid.

Learn more about the panel

Doing business with the council

Information about how to sell services or goods to the council and how to tender to deliver services.

Find out how to do business with us

Empty properties and rateable value reports on non domestic rates

Information on commercial properties based in Luton

View the latest reports

Grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations


What our priorities are and how we are doing

Strategy and performance information, plans, assessments, inspections and reviews

Luton Investment Framework (LIF)

Our key focus is the LIF - an ambitious plan for major town-wide transformation.

View LIF

Community Safety Strategy

The soLUTiONs Partnership Plan sets out a shared approach to continue tackling crime and antisocial behaviour over a two year period, including specific priorities.

View the partnership plan

Corporate Plan

The Corporate Plan sets out the framework for the Council to achieve its priorities through service plans and partnership plans

View the corporate plan

Council Performance

This section gives the latest information abut how well the Council is performing when measures against its key performance indicators.

View our performance

Council Fraud


Counter Fraud Work


Number of occasions powers under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud (Power to Require Information) (England) Regulations 2014, or similar powers were used.

Nil, (Luton Council is a Partner to the Hertfordshire Shared Anti-Fraud Service and use the National Anti-Fraud Network (NAFN) to conduct such enquiries on their behalf).

Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of employees undertaking investigations and prosecutions of fraud.


Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of professionally accredited counter fraud specialists.


Total amount spent by the authority on the investigation and prosecution of fraud.


Total number of fraud cases investigated.

43 cases investigated and closed in year.


Local Plan

The plan for the future development of the local area, drawn up in consultation with the community

View the local plan

Local Transport Plan

This document sets out the plan for the transport infrastructure for Luton and the surrounding area.

View the transport plan

Transformation Strategy

This sets out how we will develop our services to meet the financial challenges in the foreseeable future

View the transformation strategy (pdf)

Youth Justice Strategic Plan

This is a plan to reduce the numbers of children and young people aged under 18 years becoming involved in crime, and the prevention of reoffending by those young people under 18 years of age already in the system.

View the youth strategic plan (pdf)

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

Information which informs our decisions abut health and wellbeing.

Find out more about the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

How we make decisions

Policy proposals and decisions. Decision making processes, internal criteria and procedures, consultations.

Committee Management Information System (CMIS)

Information about our committee system including agendas, minutes and papers.

Go to CMIS

Decision-making arrangements

Our committees that have decision-making responsibilities.

Learn more about the committees

Consultation portal

Details of current and previous consultations with the opportunity to take part.

Visit our consultation portal

Petitions scheme

How to make a petition to the Council.

Found out how to make a petition

Freedom of information responses

Our disclosure log provides details of the requests for information made to us under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, and the subsequent responses that we feel are of interest to the wider public.

Our policies and procedures

Current written protocols for delivering our functions and responsibilities.

Safeguarding Adults

Safeguarding Children

Adult Social Care Complaints Policy

Details of how you can register a complaint

How to make a complaint

Children’s Social Care Complaints

Details of how you can register a complaint

How to make a complaint

Complaints Policy

Details of general complaints

How to make complaints

Licensing Authority Policy Statement

Lists and registers

Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the authority.

Register of assets of community value

A list of land and building that have been nominated as important to the local community. A list of land and building that have been nominated as important to the local community.

View the assets

Register of contaminated land

All local authorities are required to maintain a public register of contaminated land within their borough. The information kept on the register relates to regulatory action and remediation.

View register

Register of council owned land and property

All local authorities are required to maintain a public register of council owned land and property within their borough.

Please note the data that has been provided is a snapshot at the date the data was extracted. It is intended to update the data annually in accordance with the guidance. Some blank fields will exist where data does not currently exist. Please email us at [email protected] if you have queries on a particular asset.

View register

Electoral register

The list of people entitled to vote in local, national and European elections

View the electoral register

Local Land Charges Register

The register shows whether there are any enforceable obligations or charges (both financial and non financial) registered against property

View the land charges register

Planning search

Details of planning applications including progress and the ability to comment online

View and comment on applications

Prosecution register

Register of Councillors interests

The services we offer

Advice and guidance, booklets and leaflets, transactions and media releases.

News releases

Recent information circulated to the media.

Read our latest news releases

Pay online

Pay council tax, rent, parking tickets and other bills online

Pay your bills now


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